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F.6A XK149 - Privately Owned, Calhoun, Georgia, USA

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Hunter F.6A XK149 at Bruntingthorpe, 1997; Francis Wallace

Yet another F.6A, and one in pretty good condition.
XK149 began her flying career with the RAF in 1957 and retired to No. 5 Maintenance Unit (MU) at Kemble in 1981.

She was stored here for a short period of time before being moved to Cranwell as 8714M for Ground Instructional training. When Cranwell had finished with XK149, she was disposed of and transferred to Bruntingthorpe for display in 1994. By mid-2000, the airframe had been sold to Aero Group based in the USA, who exported it to Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Aero Group brought her with the vision to restore the aircraft and get it back up in the air - any information on whether she ever went back into the skies again would be appreciated. XK149 was then moved to Broken Arrow in 2012 which is also in Oklahoma, but was later purchased by a private collector who moved it to Calhoun in Georgia, USA, and is supposedly still there today.

The above photo shows her on display at Bruntingthorpe in 1997.

Information on this page current as of 09/01/2022, last updated by Jake

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